Hillary Clinton returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday for another round of fundraising and a town hall in Hollywood before a group of digital content creators, as she tries to reach millennials who flocked to her rival Bernie Sanders during the primary.
Clinton, appearing at the workspace Neuehouse at Columbia Square, said Sanders ran a “terrific campaign, and it was good for the Democratic party and it was good for the country.”
“The debate is much broader and deeper than it would have been otherwise,” she said.
Clinton also was asked what she would say to those who are supporting Trump.
“I am sympathetic to a lot of people attracted to Trump’s message who are really feeling left out and left behind,” Clinton, sitting on a stage in front of a giant campaign “H” logo and the slogan, “Stronger Together.”
She said that some of those who are backing Trump see the challenges in the economy yet “they don’t know how they are going to create a better future for themselves.”
She warned supporters, however, not to look for “easy answers and misleading promises that cannot deliver what you are hoping for.”
She criticized Trump’s message “Make America Great Again,” characterizing it as a “code” when a lot of Americans, like African Americans, were not included. She cited Trump’s rhetoric as xenophobic, homophobic, misogynistic and Islamophobic and “all the other sort of dog whistles that Trump uses to create a fervor among his supporters.”
“We can have differences, but we cannot allow those differences to be a wedge between us; we are future oriented society,” she said.